Due to ongoing computer issues, there will not be a new post tonight. I used my phone to upload last week’s piece, but that was more difficult than I thought it would be.
All being well I should receive a new computer this week and I can get back on schedule with the site. In the meantime, there are quite a few posts to catch up on if you haven’t read everything yet.
See you all next week.
“Whatever situation you’re dealing with, God can block it and it will be okay” Sandra Bland.
I just wanted to let you know that I won’t be posting a new article today. My Mac is currently being repaired by Apple (I’m typing this on my phone) so I’m waiting for the work to be completed. However, I will be back next week.
In the meantime catch up on any posts you may have missed and even if you have read everything go back and leave some comments – it’d be great to start interacting with you guys more frequently.
“While white women are praised for altering their bodies, plumping their lips and tanning their skin, black women are shamed although the same features exist on them naturally” Amandla Stenberg on cultural appropriation.
“If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to twenty-two million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow.” Muhammed Ali. Continue reading
“When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad, he knew what he was doing.” Politician Paul Tsongas.
“The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.” Marcus Garvey.
“I refuse to act as if this is the new normal.” President Obama on the Charleston shooting.
“I’m trying to break out of my shell, but I guess there is no shell. I guess this is just how I am—I’m just quiet and distant…I don’t like being this way, but it’s just natural to me now.” Kalief Browder interview with The New Yorker.
“Black Americans were exchanged for a sense of white security.” Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Continue reading